Shovel snow for a loved one? Manage finances? Help with meds? That’s care, and any care counts. Almost 1 in 2 of us are caring for a loved one. It’s a 24/7 role – one that impacts us in every aspect of our lives – and the need for support has never been higher.Read More
Thanks to the generosity of Coalition member UMass Memorial Health, you're invited to attend a special medicine grand rounds featuring the documentary film, "Caregiver: A Love Story." This film portrays the joys and challenges of caring for a person with end-stage illness with home hospice, and will be followed by discussion with the filmmaker, Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, a critical care physician and author.Read More
Calling all nursing faculty to register for our Train-the-Trainer session about the ELNEC Core Curriculum on January 12 and 13, 2022. Learn how to effectively teach primary palliative nursing skills to manage individuals with serious illness using the ELNEC curriculum.Read More
News from the Nursing School Taskforce, Medical Schools' Collaborative and the Public Policy Working GroupNov 04, 2021
Join faculty from the Coalition's Nursing Schools Taskforce for a conversation about serious illness care in nursing education. We did a curriculum survey and are developing follow-up plans and collaborations. Learn more and share your ideas about how we can ensure all nurses gradate with serious illness care and communication skills.Read More
Recent research from the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care found that collaborative communication between clinicians and patients is key to improving health equity among seriously and terminally ill populations.
Of nearly 2,500 people surveyed nationwide during the course of last year, 87% indicated that it was important for their physicians to know their priorities. The research was part of a multi-phase project designed to drive improvements in communication and care for people and families facing serious illnesses.Read More
On October 14, 2021, we virtually came together reflect on the findings from our latest nationwide research. We also heard updates from our Public Policy Working Group, Medical Schools' Collaborative, and Nursing Schools Taskforce. Through presentations, discussions and breakouts, we explored what it means to shift to an equity-first approach in all our work to improve communication and care for people and families facing serious illness.Read More
New Research Finds Collaboration and Connection Between Clinicians, Patients and Families is Key to Improving Serious Illness Care and Health EquityOct 14, 2021
Survey finds what patients want most is to be listened to and included in their health care. But barriers within the health care system often prevent this, especially for those with serious illnesses and from marginalized communities.Read More
The virtual red carpet's rolled out -- we can't wait for all of you to join Dr. Atul Gawande and the whole Coalition gang at our Summit! We're so glad Atul can join us before he takes up his post at USAID.
Together, we'll be reflecting on what it means to prioritize equity and inclusion in serious illness care. How do patients and families define quality care and what matters most? Tune in for a Fireside Chat with Andrew Dreyfus and Michael Curry, we'll share new research findings, and then spend time reflecting with each other in breakout groups. It's going to be great!Read More